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Tavakkoli L, Khanjani N. The Demographic Characteristics and Factors Related to Fault in Individuals Deceased in City Road Crashes in Kerman Province from 2012 to 2015. JRUMS. 2016; 15 (7) :621-634
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-3302-en.html

Associate Professor Kerman Medical University
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Background and Objectives: Traffic accidents are a health dilemma and the first cause of mortality in Iranian youths. This study aimed to evaluate the demographic characteristics of deceased individuals and the related factors in fatal car crashes in the largest province of Iran.

Materials and Methods: The present research is a cross-sectional study. All fatal car crashes on the city roads happened from 2012 to 2015 in Kerman province were inquired from traffic police. Logistic regression and time series were used for data analysis.
Results: The total number of the accidents led to death was 709.The mean age of the deceased was 37.98±23.94 years and most of them were between 15 to 30 years old. The number of deaths among men (76.1%) and pedestrians (42.7%) were higher. Most of the deceased were not guilty (67.7%). The largest number of guilty vehicles involved were cars (55.0%), the most frequent type of collision was the collision of car with pedestrians (35.1%), the most frequent cause recorded was lack of attention to the front (42.2%), and most collisions happened between 12 am to 2 pm (13.5%) and 6 pm to 8 pm (13.5%) and most of them (68.4%) had died on their way to the hospital. A significant association was found between gender (p<0.001), age (p=0.015), and type of guilty vehicle (p<0.001) with the guilty status of the deceased.
Conclusion: It seems necessary to reform urban structure in order to separate the pedestrian path and raise pedestrians safety. As motorcycle and bicycle riders are more vulnerable, strict rules in parallel with accurate monitoring are required for this group.
Key words: Accidents, Traffic accidents, Death, Guilt, Kerman


Funding: This study did not have any support

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Project was approved by the Applied Research Centerof the Kerman Police Force. All inquired data was unidentified.

How to cite this article: Tavakkoli L, Khanjani N. The Demographic Characteristics and Factors Related to Fault in Individuals Deceased in City Road Crashes in Kerman Province from 2012 to 2015. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2016; 15(7): 621-34. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Statistics& Epidemiology
Received: 2016/05/18 | Accepted: 2016/10/26 | Published: 2016/10/26

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